Parent and Carer Update: 12th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Friday 11th June below.

Letter to Parents/Carers from City of Edinburgh Council re Plans for Schools Re-opening in August 2020

A link to this letter should be received by all parents and carers via text from City of Edinburgh Council. I also thought it would be worthwhile sharing via our own school digital platforms.

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/27455/letter-to-mainstream-parents-and-carers

The school will communicate further details of these plans by Wednesday 24th June.

St Cuthbert’s Pupils Successes

The superb efforts of our pupils who took part in the recent TT Rockstars Maths Competition ensured that the school finished in the top 20 within Scotland (16th place). Miss Munro also awarded virtual certificates to the top 3 scorers in each class. Thanks to all pupils who took part, to parents/carers and teachers who supported and encouraged them and to Miss Munro for organising.

Congratulations also to our P6; one of whose pupils won the Games at the Hub quiz for the whole of Edinburgh. Thanks again to Miss Kallinikou for supporting all P6 pupils with this event.

P7-S1 Transition Resources – 16th-18th June

City of Edinburgh Council have developed a transition resource for pupils in P7 who are going into S1 next year. St Augustine’s have shared a digital version of this on the transition designated page of their website and via their Transition MS Team. We will also share this resource digitally next week.

The resource is designed to give pupil’s a transition focus from Tuesday 16th June to Thursday 18th June 2020, the days when pre-CV19 the pupils would have been making their transition visits. Miss Munro will share tasks each day via Teams.

If anyone wishes to receive a paper copy of these resources they can be obtained in the same way that our stationery offers have been in the past, via a trolley placed just inside our school gates. Please observe social distancing when collecting these resources and let us know if you have any questions about them. We will confirm on Monday a date next week when paper copies of this resource will be made available (hopefully Tuesday)

Stationery Offer – Monday 15th June

The final offer of stationery this year will take place on Monday 15th June. Location of stationery will be just inside the school gates from 9.30-10.30am. Please keep a social distance when accessing resources. Thank you.

Nursery-P1 Important Transition Information

As previously referred to, in the absence of the opportunity to organise Transition Visits to Primary Schools, the City of Edinburgh Council have produced their own transition materials based on the book ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. These materials can be found at:

www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com

Translated versions of the materials can be found here:

https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/moving-on-to-primary-1/

https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/additional-languages/

Families Magazine – Digital Version

We normally send home hard copies of this magazine and thought you might like to view it digitally using the link below.

HERE

Summer Reading Challenge – Message from City of Edinburgh Council Libraries

With the current disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on places of learning and public libraries, we at Edinburgh Libraries are unable to visit your classes in person before pupils break for the Summer holidays so the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will launch for the first time ever this year as a free online activity.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Challenge here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

I hope you and your families have a restful weekend

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 11th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Thursday 11th June below

P7-S1 Transition Resources – 16th-18th June 2020

City of Edinburgh Council have developed a transition resource for current P7 pupils who are going into S1 next year. St Augustine’s have shared a digital version of this on the transition designated page of their website and via their Transition MS Team. We will also share this resource digitally next week.

The resource is designed to give pupil’s a transition focus from Tuesday 16th June to Thursday 18th June 2020, the days when pre-CV19 the pupils would have been making their transition visits to Secondary School. Miss Munro will share these transition tasks each day via Teams.

If anyone wishes to receive a paper copy of these resources they can be obtained in the same way that our stationery offers have been in the past, via a trolley placed just inside our school gates. Please observe social distancing when collecting these resources and let us know if you have any questions about them.

Nursery-P1 Important Transition Information

As previously referred to, in the absence of the opportunity to organise Transition Visits to Primary Schools, the City of Edinburgh Council have produced their own transition materials based on the book ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. These materials can be found at:

www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com

Translated versions of the materials can be found here:

https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/moving-on-to-primary-1/

https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/additional-languages/

Families Magazine – Digital Version

We normally send home hard copies of this magazine and thought you might like to view it digitally using the link below.

HERE

Summer Reading Challenge – Message from City of Edinburgh Council Libraries

With the current disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on places of learning and public libraries, we at Edinburgh Libraries are unable to visit your classes in person before pupils break for the Summer holidays so the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will launch for the first time ever this year as a free online activity.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Challenge here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 10th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Wednesday 10th June below.

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 9th June – Results by House Group

I posted final results on each class Team today but if you haven’t seen them, please see here:

Results were as follows: St Teresa’s- 3,522, St Andrew’s- 3,304, St Margaret’s- 3,039, St Columba’s – 2,271. Congratulations St Teresa’s House and well done to all others who took part and the families who supported them!

P7-S1 Important Updated Transition Information Attached

Please see attached letter with some important updated information for families of pupils attending St Augustine’s High School next year.

St Augustine’s Welcome Letter

Nursery-P1 Important Transition Information

As previously referred to, in the absence of the opportunity to organise transition visits to Primary Schools, the City of Edinburgh Council have produced their own transition materials based on the book ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’. These materials can be found at:

www.bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com

Translated versions of the materials can be found here:

https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/moving-on-to-primary-1/

https://bearhuntedinburgh.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/additional-languages/

Message from Families Magazine  and Access to Digital Version

We usually bring paper copies of the magazine to your children’s schools but sadly that’s just not possible at the moment (or any time soon) but we still want to offer support and information to local families. This is our second “lockdown” issue and has heaps of ideas of education and entertainment : Please access the digital magazine via the link below:

HERE

Summer Reading Challenge – Message from City of Edinburgh Council Libraries

With the current disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on places of learning and public libraries, we at Edinburgh Libraries are unable to visit your classes in person before pupils break for the Summer holidays so the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will launch for the first time ever this year as a free online activity.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Challenge here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21 – Update on Pupil Placement Allocations

Due to the current situation, we are still awaiting an official opening date for St Cuthbert’s Nursery. If you have a nursery age child whom you wish to attend St Cuthbert’s nursery, you can send your application form to the Early Years inbox earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk . Provided you also select a second and third choice on the application form, City of Edinburgh Council will be able to allocate you an alternative placing until St Cuthbert’s Nursery is ready.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 9th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Tuesday 9th June below.

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 9th June

A really good day today. Thanks so much to every pupil who took part and a massive thanks to you, our families for supporting the pupils. Thanks also to Miss Munro for her organisational skills. I will share the final result with the pupils tomorrow via Teams and then confirm again on here tomorrow evening.

Home to School Assisted Travel/School Transport Application Form 2020/2021

Please see attached application form. We posted a link to the website for online applications yesterday but recognise that some families may prefer to use the word document version, which we attach now.

Home to School Assisted Transport

Message from our English as an Additional Language Team

Dear All

A lovely resource Hope, where are you?”: written for children about the Pandemic and how different children across the world are experiencing similar feelings coping with living in lock down but from their perspective. Translated into 30 different languages.  https://www.hopewhereareyou.com/

Summer Reading Challenge – Message from City of Edinburgh Council Libraries

With the current disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on places of learning and public libraries, we at Edinburgh Libraries are unable to visit your classes in person before pupils break for the Summer holidays so the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will launch for the first time ever this year as a free online activity.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Challenge here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21 – Update on Pupil Placement Allocations

Due to the current situation, we are still awaiting an official opening date for St Cuthbert’s Nursery. If you have a nursery age child whom you wish to attend St Cuthbert’s nursery, you can send your application form to the Early Years inbox earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk . Provided you also select a second and third choice on the application form, City of Edinburgh Council will be able to allocate you an alternative placing until St Cuthbert’s Nursery is ready.

Maths Competition P3-7 – Message from Miss Munro

As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting throughout lockdown, we are taking part in an optional friendly online Maths competition involving schools from across Scotland from Monday 8th June 2020 to Thursday 11th June 2020. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. Please see the attached letter to find out more information about the P3-P7 competition.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 8th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Monday 8th June below

Summer Reading Challenge – Message from City of Edinburgh Council Libraries

With the current disruptions caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on places of learning and public libraries, we at Edinburgh Libraries are unable to visit your classes in person before pupils break for the Summer holidays so the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will launch for the first time ever this year as a free online activity.

Children can register for the Summer Reading Challenge here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 9th June

Good luck to all pupils taking part tomorrow. We hope it is an enjoyable day for all.

P7 Transition Important Information re Travel, Free School Meals and Transport

You can apply for school transport if you are attending your catchment school and the distance of your main residence from school is over three miles for secondary school. Further information is available at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/support-pupils/school-transport/1

Applications for free schools meals and clothing grants can be made at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/food-clothing/free-school-meals-school-clothing-grants

P7 Transition – Facilities for Asking Questions

St Augustine’s have asked us to let parents know that they are continuing to add new content to their Transition Team. Pupils, including St Cuthbert’s pupils who are members of this Team, can ask questions using this facility.

Parents and carers can also ask questions about transition via the contact us option on the P7 page of St Augustine’s website:

https://staugustinesrchs.uk/p7-s1-transition-2020

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21 – Update on Pupil Placement Allocations

Due to the current situation, we are still awaiting an official opening date for St Cuthbert’s Nursery. If you have a nursery age child whom you wish to attend St Cuthbert’s nursery, you can send your application form to the Early Years inbox earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk . Provided you also select a second and third choice on the application form, City of Edinburgh Council will be able to allocate you an alternative placing until St Cuthbert’s Nursery is ready.

Maths Competition P3-7 – Message from Miss Munro

As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting throughout lockdown, we are taking part in an optional friendly online Maths competition involving schools from across Scotland from Monday 8th June 2020 to Thursday 11th June 2020. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. Please see the attached letter to find out more information about the P3-P7 competition,

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 5th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Friday 5th June below.

P7-S1 Transition Important Information re Travel, Free School Meals and Transport

You can apply for school transport if you are attending your catchment school and the distance of your main residence from school is over three miles for secondary school. Further information is available at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/support-pupils/school-transport/1

Applications for free schools meals and clothing grants can be made at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/food-clothing/free-school-meals-school-clothing-grants

P7-S1 Transition – Facilities for Asking Questions About Transition

St Augustine’s have asked us to let parents know that they are continuing to add new content to their Transition Team. Pupils, including St Cuthbert’s pupils who are members of this Team, can ask questions using this facility.

Parents and carers can also ask questions about transition via the ‘contact us’ option on the P7 page of St Augustine’s website:

https://staugustinesrchs.uk/p7-s1-transition-2020

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 9th June

As you know, Sports Day is usually one of the highlights of the school calendar. Due the current situation unfortunately we can’t hold an actual sports day. What we can do however is hold a virtual Sports Day. This will take place on Tuesday 9th June. Teachers will provide instructions to all pupils via Teams, there will be demo videos for each activity and points to be won for pupils’ Houses. Extra points can be earned by pupils – with parental permission – sharing photos/videos from the day on the school twitter account @stcuthbertsrcp  These points will be counted and the winning house will then be announced on Wednesday. We hope it is an enjoyable day for all.

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21 – Update on Pupil Placement Allocations

Due to the current situation, we are still awaiting an official opening date for St Cuthbert’s Nursery. If you have a nursery age child whom you wish to attend St Cuthbert’s nursery, you can send your application form to the Early Years inbox earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk . Provided you also select a second and third choice on the application form, City of Edinburgh Council will be able to allocate you an alternative placing until St Cuthbert’s Nursery is ready.

Maths Competition P3-7 – Message from Miss Munro

As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting throughout lockdown, we are taking part in an optional friendly online Maths competition involving schools from across Scotland from Monday 8th June 2020 to Thursday 11th June 2020. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. Please see the attached letter to find out more information about the P3-P7 competition.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 4th June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Thursday 4th June below.

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day – Tuesday 9th June

As you know, Sports Day is usually one of the highlights of the school calendar. Due the current situation unfortunately we can’t hold an actual sports day. What we can do however is hold a virtual Sports Day. This will take place on Tuesday 9th June. Teachers will provide instructions to all pupils via Teams, there will be demo videos for each activity and points to be won for pupils’ Houses. Extra points can be earned by pupils – with parental permission – sharing photos/videos from the day on the school twitter account @stcuthbertsrcp  These points will be counted and the winning house will then be announced on Wednesday. Pupils are welcome to wear house colours as they would usually do on virtual sports day, but please don’t put yourselves to any inconvenience/cost in this regard. We hope it is an enjoyable day for all.

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21 – Update on Pupil Placement Allocations

Due to the current situation, we are still awaiting an official opening date for St Cuthbert’s Nursery. If you have a nursery age child whom you wish to attend St Cuthbert’s nursery, you can send your application form to the Early Years inbox earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk . Provided you also select a second and third choice on the application form, City of Edinburgh Council will be able to allocate you an alternative placing until St Cuthbert’s Nursery is ready.

Maths Competition P3-7 – Message from Miss Munro

As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting throughout lockdown, we are taking part in an optional friendly online Maths competition involving schools from across Scotland from Monday 8th June 2020 to Thursday 11th June 2020. It’s all done securely online via play.ttrockstars.com. Please see the attached letter to find out more information about the P3-P7 competition.

TT Rockstars Parent Letter

Next Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 15th June

Thanks again for the excellent uptake of stationery this week and for the positive feedback received. The date for the next offer of resources is Monday 15th June from 9.30-10.30am.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 3rd June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Wednesday 3rd June below.

P6 Games at the Hub

Thank you to all P6 pupils who took part today, it seemed like a really enjoyable day with lots of great activities, quizzes and virtual medals being won! Well done P6 and thanks to Miss Kallinikou for organising the day.

St Cuthbert’s Virtual Sports Day

Miss Munro has been working hard behind the scenes to plan this exciting day. We hope to share details of date and activities tomorrow.

St Cuthbert’s Nursery 2020-21

We hope to be able to provide further information soon re what provision our new nursery will be able to offer during the next academic year. Thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Next Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 15th June

Thanks again for the excellent uptake of stationery this week and for the positive feedback received. The date for the next offer of resources is Monday 15th June from 9.30-10.30am.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 2nd June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Tuesday 2nd June below.

Permanent Head Teacher Position

Thank you for the kind messages received today. I look forward to working with you all going forward.

P6 Games at the Hub – Message from Miss Kallinikou

Dear Parents and Carers.

We are very excited about the fact that tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd of June, our P6 class will participate in the Games @ The Hub online event!

Please find all the information (including the instructions, timetable and activities) about the event in the attached word document.  Games at the Hub Info

I have given instructions to pupils through Teams as to how they can access the event and has asked them to select up to 6 activities that they would like to do.

The organisers of the event have asked if the participants could share some photos or videos from the activities. This of course is optional and to the discretion of parents. If you would be happy for your child to submit some photos of themselves or of the activities that they have set up at home during this event, please email them directly to shona.clark@ea.edin.sch.uk or at the Games @ The Hub twitter page.

Thanks

Miss Kallinikou

Next Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 15th June

Thanks again for the excellent uptake of stationery yesterday. The date for the next offer of resources is Monday 15th June from 9.30-10.30am.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Parent and Carer Update: 1st June

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please see update for Monday 1st  June below.

Letter to Parents and Carers – re Head Teacher Position

Please see attached letter from myself.

HT Position Doc

Stationery Provision for Families – Monday 1st June

I have been working in the Hub today but will check with staff how this went tomorrow. As always, please let me know if you have any feedback for our next provision offer which will be on Monday 15th June from 9.30-10.30am.

Kind regards

Pat Brack, HT and all at St Cuthbert’s Primary.